The Press: A Word About Propaganda

"Officials said tonight that Russia's newest diplomatic note shows the Kremlin wants to turn a summit conference into a propaganda circus' instead of seeking meaningful agreements."

Thus ran an Associated Press story last week, and it brought one member editor to a boil. Jonathan Daniels of the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer lashed out in an editorial charging the A.P. with trafficking in propaganda itself. Scolded he-'When [A.P.] accepts, for worldwide dissemination, cracks at Russians from unnamed 'officials' it is making itself a mouthpiece, not an objective news service ... What officials? The...

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